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107 STAT. 1984 PUBLIC LAW 103-169—DEC. 2, 1993 (2) Such map and legal description shall have the same force and efifect as if included in this Act except that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors. (3) Copies of such map and legal description shall be available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. 16 USC 4301 SEC. 4. MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING LEASES. (a). SUSPENSION. —The Secretary shall not permit any new drilling on or involving any Federal mineral or geothermal lease within the cave protection area referred to in section 3(a) until the effective date of the Record of Decision for the Dark Canyon Environmental Impact Statement, or for 12 months after the date of enactment of tnis Act, whichever occurs first. (b) AUTHORITY TO CANCEL EXISTING MINERAL OR GEOTHERMAL LEASES. — Upon the effective date of the Record of Decision for the Dark Canyon Environmental Impact Statement and in order to protect Lechuguilla Cave or other cave resources, the Secretary is authorized to— (1) cancel any Federal mineral or geothermal lease in the cave protection area referred to in section 3(a); or (2) enter into negotiations with the holder of a Federal mineral or geothermal lease in the cave protection area referred to in section 3(a) to determine appropriate compensation, if any, for the complete or partial termination of^ such lease. 16 USC 4801 SEC. 5. ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AND RELATION TO OTHER LAWS. (a) IN GENERAL.— In order to protect Lechuguilla Cave or Federal lands within the cave protection area, the Secretary, subject to valid existing rights, may limit or prohibit access to or across lands owned by the United States or prohibit the removal from such lands of any mineral, geological, or cave resources: Provided, That existing access to private lands within the cave protection area shall not be afiTected by this subsection. (b) No EFFECT ON PIPELINES. — Nothing in this title shall have the effect of terminating any validly issued right-of-way, or customary operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement activities in suchright-of-way;prohibiting the upgrading of and construction on existing facilities in suchright-of-wayfor the purpose of increasing capacity of the existing pipeline; or prohibiting the renewal of such right-of-way within the cave protection area referred to in section 3(a). (c) RELATION TO OTHER LAWS. —Nothing in this Act shall be construed as increasing or diminishing the ability of any party to seek compensation pursuant to other applicable law, including but not limited to the Tucker Act (28 U.S.C. 1491), or as precluding any defenses or claims otherwise available to the United States in connection with any action seeking such compensation from the United States.